Friday, April 3, 2009

L.I.F.E.- List Idea Friday Everyone!

Every Friday I will feature a new idea from the book Dream it. List it. Do it! that you can add to your life’s to do list.

Today I picked one from the chapter called “Cook More”-

Go to the Farmers' Market every week and make a meal from what's fresh

I told you in my post last Friday that I am not the most "domestic" person in the world. I can follow a recipe pretty well and I have a few things I can whip up, but I just don't do it that much. First of all, it is hard cooking for one. If you make something, you most likely will have lots of left-overs and who wants to eat the same thing night after night? Secondly, it saves a lot of time and is much easier just to zap something in the microwave.

However, this idea appeals to me because visiting the Raleigh Farmer's Market has been on my "to-do" list in my mind for a while. I just went and looked at their website and this Saturday is their "Open House" where they will give out free samples and prizes! I was supposed to go car shopping this weekend (the lease on my bug is up this month and the 4Runner died in the middle of the road earlier this week- most embarrassing moment ever!) But I might try to fit in a trip to the farmer's market too.

Then again it may be super crowded and I get so claustrophobic in big crowds so I might put it off until a more uneventful weekend. I'm also going to DC next weekend so I really don't need a lot of groceries for the week, so another weekend might make more sense. Then again going to just get a feel for it and taste lots of yummy free samples might be worth it!

Have you ever been to your local farmers market? Is it worth the trip?

P.S. Go check out my review of my latest book Mere Christianity on my Bookshelf Blog!


Moonjava said...

I don't like cooking for one either. I've been incessantly needled by friends who say I need to learn how. :P I do however love making desserts! ;)

Cooking for one is difficult, just like you said, who wants to eat leftovers and you HAVE to feel like cooking in order to enjoy it. By the time I get home from lab, I feel exhausted!

the gamer's wife said...

I LOVE the Raleigh farmer's market, and I'm so glad you are making a trip to go! We go almost every weekend that it's nice out. It can get VERY busy, but it's also a lot of fun. In the indoor building there's a place by the door that makes the best home-made bread and treats! Have fun! :)

heidi said...

I like to try to make things that freeze well, since I'm also cooking for one. Then I can grab a single-serving container on my way out the door for work. By the time I eat lunch, it's practically thawed and I just heat it up! Also, I love the Famer's Market... I need to check my new area markets once they get going! If you like fresh stuff, it's totally worth it!

abby said...


let's go together. jim is always at work for dinner. we can either cook for two or get the stuff we need to cook for one!

Single Girl said...

ohhhh I love farmers market!